Dear Captain Awkward: I've been a closet atheist for almost five years, and it's getting kind of stuffy in here. Here's some background: I'm a Dawoodi Bohra Muslim, which is sort of like the Muslim equivalent of the Catholic Church, only smaller. We have organized clergy, a pope-like figure, etc, etc. My parents are devout. … Continue reading #238: If I tell my parents I am an atheist, they will disown me (or worse).
Dear Captain Awkward, It's always been clear to me that my younger sister is the 'favorite daughter' of the family. My parents have never really accepted any of my life choices. They tolerate them, to be sure, but they don't accept them as valid. It's been a long time since I've heard the words "I'm … Continue reading Reader question #109: My parents prefer my sister. How do I talk to them about it?